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Address: 182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
Phone Number: 603-742-1038
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12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Makes Dover a Destination

Top notch attraction. Fun, unique Museum for the entire family. One of kind items mixed with historical and scientific offerings. A great place, for enjoyment and learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2013
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Dover, New Hampshire
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York Harbor, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Wandered in while visiting Dover. A nice little museum spread across three houses on the edge of downtown. The place is crammed full of stuff, all kinds of stuff. Taxidermy from small animals to a 10 foot polar bear and more than one moose. Butterflies and moths. Rocks and gems. Dolls. Military history. Dover history. An antique fire truck. A... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Top notch attraction. Fun, unique Museum for the entire family. One of kind items mixed with historical and scientific offerings. A great place, for enjoyment and learning. Make sure you see the Garrison house.

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Somersworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have lived in this area for 30 years and only recently visited this museum on a school field trip. It will now be on my list of places to take all of my out-of-town guests! Especially love the old house hidden in the back!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I love the Woodman Institute, and wish more people knew more about it. It's kind of a modge podge of collections, but all equally great. Every few months, they change an exhibit in the front. My favorite it the Garrison out back that you can go inside and see what it was like living in New Hampshire in the 1600s.... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been many times and always something new. It is a great place for adults and children. If you are interested in History this is the place to spend a long afternoon.

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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Woodman Institute Museum is a conveniently located, and often underrated piece of local charm. While it may seem like an unassuming old house from the street, you will find room after room of historical artifacts. There are actually four houses included on the property, all full to the brim with information and antique pieces from the Dover area, New... More 

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New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have gone to this museum almost as long as the indian block house has been there. only kidding. This is a great museum w/lots to see and learn from. If you are in the area and care anything about history or the early Dover area, go and see this wonderful treasure.

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Dover, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My father loves museums and anything historic and the Woodman Institute was a hidden treasure in Dover. I've lived here for years and never checked it out but was glad we did. The volunteers working there obviously are there because they love it and my father really had a great time.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours on a rainy day. My favorites are the polar bear and the garrison house. Also enjoyed the doll collection, the rock collection and the taxidermy.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Woodman Institute Museum is the place to get a history lesson like no other! It's a place that covers the way people lived by visiting the Garrison House, home design was not only for comfort, but it was protection from the various weather conditions and most importantly designed for war between the settlers and the Indians and later on... More 

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